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Calendar of Events
Title
Date
Monday, May 28, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
The Library is partnering with La Línea, a program based in the University YMCA that can provide free and confidential referrals in English and Spanish (other languages available on request. La Línea staff are available for consultation in the glass study rooms on the Library's second floor on a first-come, first-service basis. Resource referrals may include but are not limited to: child support, childcare, immigration, legal assistance, DACA and other immigration legal assistance, TVDL assistance, education, employment issues, general information, healthcare, housing, interpretation, mental health, work permit, and food and clothing assistance.

For more information, call 217-417-5897.
Co-sponsored by The Urbana Free Library and the New American Welcome Center - UIUC YMCA.
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Library staff will present great books for reading this summer and share how to sign-up for summer reading.
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 01, 2018
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Celebrate LGBTQIA Pride with a Pop-Up Library in downtown Urbana. Browse LGBTQIA books and enjoy fun activities for all ages including face-painting and crafts. At 6:30 p.m. the Library is also hosting an all-ages Drag Queen Story Time with special guest drag queens reading favorite children's stories.

The Library will be open until 8:00 p.m. for this special Imbibe Urbana event!
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 02, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Calling all kids! Join us on Saturday afternoons if you would like to play chess with others or are looking for an opportunity to improve your skills.

For children ages 5 and up.
Location
Children's Area (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 04, 2018
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Feeling creative? Come to the Library for our all-day, drop-in craft extravaganza!

Every Monday this summer through August 13.

For children and their families.
Location
Children's Area (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 04, 2018
Time
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Come meet Star, Rascal, and Faith - miniature horses who love to listen to books! Children are invited to practice their reading skills when Deb Murphy brings her miniature horses to the Library for a visit. Neigh!


For children ages 4 and up with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 04, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
The Library is partnering with La Línea, a program based in the University YMCA that can provide free and confidential referrals in English and Spanish (other languages available on request. La Línea staff are available for consultation in the glass study rooms on the Library's second floor on a first-come, first-service basis. Resource referrals may include but are not limited to: child support, childcare, immigration, legal assistance, DACA and other immigration legal assistance, TVDL assistance, education, employment issues, general information, healthcare, housing, interpretation, mental health, work permit, and food and clothing assistance.

For more information, call 217-417-5897.
Co-sponsored by The Urbana Free Library and the New American Welcome Center - UIUC YMCA.
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 07, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join Lesley Deem from the University of Illinois Pollinatarium to learn about bees from around the world and make your own beaded bee to take home!

For children ages 3 and up with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 08, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
What is Connections Café?

A "pop-up," FREE, fun, welcoming environment to relax and make new friends. All are welcome!

- Enjoy FREE coffee and the opportunity to learn something new! Ask questions and find out about community resources and wellness opportunities.
- FREE cell phone and tablet tech support.
- FREE blood pressure and vital checks.

This event is co-sponsored by The Urbana Free Library.

Connections Café is brought to you by a number of collaborative organizations with the mission of making a difference in the community: Age Friendly Champaign-Urbana, Clark-Lindsey, Family Service, Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), and Synergy Home Care.

Phone: 217-239-5201
Website: www.clark-lindsey.com/connections-cafe

Location: The MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room (First Floor)
Location
The MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room (First Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 08, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Join the FabLab and Teen librarians to learn screen printing! We'll explore everything from traditional block prints to new methods that utilize digital technology. Bring an old t-shirt if you'd like to print on it and be ready to get ink on your hands!
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 09, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Join us for this monthly drop-in program for all ages. Choose a game to play from the library's collection of board games for adults and families. We have some old classics like Go and Backgammon, as well as new favorites like deck-building Dominion and treasure-hunting Tobago. Never heard of 'em? No problem. We'll have staff and volunteers standing by to lead demonstrations of how to play. Grab a beverage at the cafe and spend an enjoyable afternoon playing games with friends at the library.
Location
The MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room (First Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 09, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Join us, and take a journey with Olivia! Explore the Amazon rainforest through reading the book Olivia and the Native Brazilians by Betty Mindlin. Music and a craft are also included in this Brazilian Story Time!

This program is in cooperation with the Multicultural Program, a local non-profit organization.

For children of all ages and their families.
Location
Megan's Reading Room (Children's Area)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 09, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Calling all kids! Join us on Saturday afternoons if you would like to play chess with others or are looking for an opportunity to improve your skills.

For children ages 5 and up.
Location
Children's Area (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 11, 2018
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Feeling creative? Come to the Library for our all-day, drop-in craft extravaganza!

Every Monday this summer through August 13.

For children and their families.
Location
Children's Area (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 11, 2018
Time
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Herbie is back! Join furry, four-footed friends from the local pet therapy group Canine Connection to practice your reading skills and make a craft!

For children ages 4 and up.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 11, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
The Library is partnering with La Línea, a program based in the University YMCA that can provide free and confidential referrals in English and Spanish (other languages available on request. La Línea staff are available for consultation in the glass study rooms on the Library's second floor on a first-come, first-service basis. Resource referrals may include but are not limited to: child support, childcare, immigration, legal assistance, DACA and other immigration legal assistance, TVDL assistance, education, employment issues, general information, healthcare, housing, interpretation, mental health, work permit, and food and clothing assistance.

For more information, call 217-417-5897.
Co-sponsored by The Urbana Free Library and the New American Welcome Center - UIUC YMCA.
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Join us for music, movement, and fun with Ms. Teresa.

For children ages birth through 5 and their families.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Aloha! Come to the Library for a fun hula party! We will have tropical snacks, learn how to hula, and do crafts. This program is for ages 4-12 years old and their families.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Come to this Saturday Story Time filled with books, songs, and a craft.

For children ages 2 - 6 years old and their families.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Description
Come in with the whole family and learn how to tie some knots. We'll learn the bowline, the sheepshank, the square knot, and more!
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Calling all kids! Join us on Saturday afternoons if you would like to play chess with others or are looking for an opportunity to improve your skills.

For children ages 5 and up.
Location
Children's Area (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Join yoga instructor Josie Heck for 30 minutes of relaxing and bonding yoga with your baby. Please bring a towel or blanket.

For parents and caregivers with children.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
In this workshop, youth will paint their own mini-masterpiece! Please arrive on time as spots are limited! Roll up your sleeves and put on your painter’s clothes! The Petite Painters Workshop is facilitated by staff of the Urbana Public Arts Program.

The Young Artists Workshop is a series of art workshops sponsored by The Urbana Free Library and the Urbana Public Arts Program designed to offer youth an opportunity to explore the arts!

For children of ages 5 to 11; 7 and under with a caregiver

Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Join us today for a story time with a craft to celebrate Father's Day.
Location
Megan's Reading Room (Children's Area)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 18, 2018
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Feeling creative? Come to the Library for our all-day, drop-in craft extravaganza!

Every Monday this summer through August 13.

For children and their families.
Location
Children's Area (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 18, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
The Library is partnering with La Línea, a program based in the University YMCA that can provide free and confidential referrals in English and Spanish (other languages available on request. La Línea staff are available for consultation in the glass study rooms on the Library's second floor on a first-come, first-service basis. Resource referrals may include but are not limited to: child support, childcare, immigration, legal assistance, DACA and other immigration legal assistance, TVDL assistance, education, employment issues, general information, healthcare, housing, interpretation, mental health, work permit, and food and clothing assistance.

For more information, call 217-417-5897.
Co-sponsored by The Urbana Free Library and the New American Welcome Center - UIUC YMCA.
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
You can visit with Library staff at Read at the Market, a monthly event at Urbana's Market at the Square, located at the corner of Illinois and Vine Streets in downtown Urbana. Enjoy a story on the Magic Reading Carpet, and learn about programs, services, and what's new on the shelves.

Read at the Market is sponsored by The Urbana Free Library in collaboration with the Market at the Square.
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Description
Be Kind Illinois: Ben's Bells and The Urbana Free Library is calling all budding artists to help make wind chimes to hang in our community. Artists will use clay to make beads for the wind chimes. No previous experience is necessary and all ages are welcome!
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Calling all kids! Join us on Saturday afternoons if you would like to play chess with others or are looking for an opportunity to improve your skills.

For children ages 5 and up.
Location
Children's Area (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 25, 2018
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Feeling creative? Come to the Library for our all-day, drop-in craft extravaganza!

Every Monday this summer through August 13.

For children and their families.
Location
Children's Area (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 25, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
The Library is partnering with La Línea, a program based in the University YMCA that can provide free and confidential referrals in English and Spanish (other languages available on request. La Línea staff are available for consultation in the glass study rooms on the Library's second floor on a first-come, first-service basis. Resource referrals may include but are not limited to: child support, childcare, immigration, legal assistance, DACA and other immigration legal assistance, TVDL assistance, education, employment issues, general information, healthcare, housing, interpretation, mental health, work permit, and food and clothing assistance.

For more information, call 217-417-5897.
Co-sponsored by The Urbana Free Library and the New American Welcome Center - UIUC YMCA.
Library
The Urbana Free Library

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Welcome to 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten - a year-round reading program for children ages birth to five years. It's the fun, exciting, and free way to start children on the path to success.

One of the most reliable predictors of school success is being read to during early childhood. The Library would like to help support you as you prepare your child for kindergarten. Most importantly, sharing books with children promotes a lifelong love of books and reading.



Book prizes are funded by the Friends of The Urbana Free Library